Tag Archives: Merit

The Grace Club

My daughter took The Not Even Once Club book off my shelf and wanted me to read it as a bedtime story. I can’t blame her: it has fun and inviting pictures. I told her it was not a book I … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness, Grace, Repentance, Salvation, Worthiness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Mormonism: The Not Even Once Club

An interesting movement is afoot in the Mormon world. Wendy Nelson, wife of Mormon apostle Russell M. Nelson, has written a children’s book on the topic of covenant-keeping. This sounds like a good fit for Mormon kids, but LDS adults … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness, Salvation, Worthiness | Tagged , , , , , | 70 Comments

Text in Context

During the Priesthood meeting at the last General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson addressed the congregation. His talk was titled, To Learn, To Do, To Be. President Monson spoke of the size of the large assembly of LDS priesthood holders, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, General Conference | Tagged , | 75 Comments

Video of Mormon Coffee Tabletalk #1

This movie requires Flash Player 9 The text of my talk is available here. Because Andrew’s drawing didn’t come through, you’ll have to watch his pen closely. The video was supposed to be about 30 minutes, but we really went … Continue reading

Posted in Authority and Doctrine, Friendship, Interaction, and Evangelism, Multimedia | Tagged , , | 31 Comments

Open Thread on General Conference

In October 2006, Richard G. Scott directly contradicted himself and promoted a theology of earning / “qualifying” for forgiveness and mercy: This movie requires Flash Player 9 In October 2007, we heard from apostle Robert D. Hales that “Each of … Continue reading

Posted in General Conference | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Sunday General Conference

We at Mormonism Research Ministry generally watch all that we can of General Conference to get a pulse for what the Salt Lake hierarchy continues to teach and emphasize. This, along with consulting church-published curriculum, is a far better way … Continue reading

Posted in General Conference | Tagged , | Comments Off on Sunday General Conference

Saturday General Conference

We at Mormonism Research Ministry generally watch all that we can of General Conference to get a pulse for what the Salt Lake hierarchy continues to teach and emphasize. This, along with consulting church-published curriculum, is a far better way … Continue reading

Posted in General Conference | Tagged , | Comments Off on Saturday General Conference